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Although, with proactive policing techniques while crimes are not prevented the goal of deterring criminal activity and engaging/addressing the concerns of the public are achieved. By communicating with the public on a regular basis encourages communication and enhances community relationships. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) reported in 2017 that there is evidence showing this type of policing practice improves community attitudes towards police, reduces disorder and small crimes.Reactive policing methods which nearly all departments favor have been time tested andeffectively possess the ability to respond to calls-for-service and deter crime. Proactive policing may have some excellent methods to back crime prevention theories but potential fear and damaging community relations is something that needs to be considered as well. Sources:Kelling, G. (1992). Toward New Images of Policing: Herman Goldstein’s Problem‐oriented Policing. Law & Social Inquiry, 17(3), 539–559. -4469.1992.tb00626.x MacDonald, J. (2016). The Effectiveness of Community Policing in Reducing Urban Violence. Crime and Delinquency, 48(4), 592–618. Muhlhausen,, D. (2018).Director’s Message: Proactive Policing — What We Know and What We Don’t Know, Yet. National Institute of Justice. Retrieved 28 December 2020, from -dont-know-yet.
List and describe the limitations of modern patrol allocation models. Select one limitation which you feel is especially concerning and why. What would you recommend as a possible solution to the limitation you have identified?Many police departments in the U.S. today utilize or have adopted ideas from other police allocation models. These tools can be a valuable item when assessing and scheduling personnel within their departments to best serve the needs of the community. Although most models can operate for a department there are some limitations to each allocation model. Dr. Eric